Two fellers felling a tree on the Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia, 1890-1900. Image: State Library of Queensland
Felling is the process of downing individual trees, an element of the task of [1 ] logging. The person cutting the trees is a feller. [1 ]
Methods [ edit ]
Hand felling [ edit ]
In hand felling, an
axe, saw, or chainsaw is used to fell a tree, followed up by limbing, bucking in traditional applications. In the modern commercial logging industry, felling is typically followed by limbing and skidding.
Feller buncher [ edit ]
feller-buncher is a motorized vehicle with an attachment which rapidly cuts and gathers several trees in the process of felling them.
cut-to-length logging a harvester performs the tasks of a feller-buncher additionally doing the delimbing and bucking of the trees as well.
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Feller" def. 2. and "Felling", def. 1. Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) © Oxford University Press 2009